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TURTLES

Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2020
Rare horned turtle goes on display at zoo in central Japan
A rare turtle with tiny horns on both its eyelids, which was discovered in Shizuoka Prefecture last year, has gone on display at a local zoo, with curators saying it is "probably the only one in the world."
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 13, 2020
Fossils of 1-ton fighting turtle found in South America
One of the largest turtles that ever lived prowled the lakes and rivers of northern South America from about 13 million years ago to 7 million years ago — and this car-size freshwater beast was built for battle.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 13, 2019
Turtle-shell divination conducted at Imperial Palace in Tokyo ahead of key succession rite
The ceremony selects Tochigi and Kyoto prefectures to provide the rice for the upcoming Daijosai offering ceremony in mid-November.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 7, 2019
Hong Kong court sentences Japanese turtle smuggler to one year in prison
A 43-year-old Japanese man was sentenced to one year in prison by a Hong Kong court Tuesday for smuggling 60 endangered turtles from Japan last year.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 29, 2018
About 300 endangered sea turtles found dead in apparent net off Mexican coast
About 300 endangered sea turtles were found dead off the southern coast of Mexico on Tuesday, trapped in fishing nets, shortly after more than 100 dead turtles were recovered.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 18, 2018
Scuba diving in Japan: Beneath the sea, a paradise of color and life
A carpet of sand stretches into the distance below me. As clear and still as the water, the light seems muted, creating a peaceful, subdued scene.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Sep 11, 2017
Snapping-turtle expert in Chiba leads battle against invasive species
Takeshi Imazu's daily tasks are far from what a typical prefectural official handles.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 14, 2016
Tottori museum's rescued green turtle draws fans
A green turtle that was saved after being trapped in a fishing net earlier this month has been a popular draw at a museum in Tottori Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 26, 2016
Alien red-ear sliders greatly outnumber Japan's own turtles
Invasive red-ear slider turtles now vastly outnumber endemic Japanese turtles and are causing significant stress to the ecosystem, the Environment Ministry said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 15, 2015
Temporary ban placed on exports of some Japanese pond turtles as demand from China soars
Exports of a rare kind of Japanese pond turtle have increased sharply this year, prompting the government to impose partial restrictions on shipments to conserve the species.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Dec 5, 2015
Alien invasion: Vexatious foreign species are increasingly taking up residence in Japan
Shibuya has a rat problem.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 30, 2015
JR West, aquarium solve turtle-linked rail disruptions
West Japan Railway Co. and Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe have jointly developed a system to prevent turtles from getting caught between railway switches.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT
Nov 5, 2014
Increasing numbers of sea turtles are laying eggs on Japan's beaches
Increasing numbers of marine turtles are laying eggs on Japanese beaches, the Environment Ministry said in a new report.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2014
Invasive snapping turtles on the rise in Chiba, other areas
The population of snapping turtles has surged around Inba Pond in Chiba Prefecture increasing concerns that the alien species may pose a danger to humans and harm the local ecosystem.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / NATURAL SELECTIONS
May 17, 2014
Alien invasion threatening native species
An invasion has been going on under our noses. It is multipronged, ruthless and very difficult to repel. It has been called an "ecological apocalypse."
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 9, 2014
Sea turtles returning to Ogasawaras
One of the Ogasawara Islands is seeing a spawning migration peak for green sea turtles born after World War II.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Aug 24, 2013
Two's company on laid-back Zamami
Being naturally averse to traffic jams, long lines at airports, overcrowded trains and cranked-up hotel rates, I've never been one for traveling far on a national holiday in Japan, especially during Golden Week in May when a few of them cluster together.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 22, 2013
Zoos a haven for wild animals, keeper says
Zoos play an increasingly important role in the preservation of wild animals, says Daisuke Kiryu, a keeper of reptiles at Yokohama's Nogeyama Zoo, which is known for successful artificial breeding of turtles designated as endangered species.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2013
Aquarium chief takes own path to saving sea turtles
Naoki Kamezaki, head of Suma Aqualife Park, Kobe's municipal aquarium, is known as an expert on sea turtles, a status he acquired by being an academic maverick.

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